Wild, Wild West Dallas Irving Backpackers Hostel
214 W. 6th. Str., Irving, TX, USA
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Wild, Wild West Dallas Irving Backpackers Hostel Reviews
Cheap and okay place to stay at, but out of the way Sep 26, 2013
As the only budget option in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the Wild, Wild West Dallas Irving Backpackers’ Hostel is an okay place to stay.
Located in Irving, and close to the airport, there is a way to get there by public transportation. But the best way is by car. You can also call the hostel owner, Carlos, to pick you up from the airport as well.
The hostel can be tough to spot, as it does look like an old home. And there is not much parking, with a very small driveway. Not sure if you would be allowed to park at the shopping center, across the street.
The hostel has separate dorm rooms, one of which, can be messy, with all the city maps and brochures lying around. You have to get the bed sheets, blanket, and towel yourself, in the laundry room. The lighting is okay, but it can be tough to find the switch. And there are multiple lights in one room, which you may have to switch between the two when arriving at night.
Plus in one of the rooms, one of the bunk beds is on the floor, so you won’t be able to put your belongings under the bed. And the doors don’t lock at all, which is a huge issue. Plus there are no lockers. So don’t leave valuables lying around.
There is a kitchen, laundry room, lounge, TV room, and a couple computers, all in one area. Not cramped, but no walls or barrier to separate everything. Internet is free. But the kitchen does look rundown. And there is a foosball table, and a place to relax, though that can be hard to do if someone is watching TV nearby.
There are separate toilet and shower rooms, plus a couple bathrooms that has both of them. They are cleaned for the most part, though the showers can be very cramped.
The owner, Carlos, is a nice and helpful guy, who will help out with directions to any place you want to go to. You may have to call him ahead of time, to get in contact with him. Make sure you get the code and familiarize yourself with the system on the entrance door, because it does automatically lock.
As the cheapest option in the Dallas-Ft Worth area, it is not a bad place to stay at. But being out of the way and the lack of security within the building, you can find other places to stay if money is not an issue.
As the old saying goes... you get what you pay for.
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